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WELCOME RACE FANS WEBSITE FEATURE - SPEED UP SUPPORT FOR INDY ARTISTS
Add the spirit of the Indy 500 to your home or office with a limited-edition, fine art print of your favorite Welcome Race Fans artwork. To celebrate the city’s racing history and to support local artists, the Arts Council and the Indianapolis Motor Speedway are selling $150 giclée prints of the iconic artworks from the last five years.
INDIANAPOLIS MOTOR SPEEDWAY WEBSITE FEATURE
An integral part of the Indianapolis 500 is the history that comes with the 111-year-old facility that is preparing to celebrate the 104th Running of the motorsports crown jewel event. That’s where Becky Hochhalter found the inspiration for her artwork.
WTHI-TV PEPSI/ALABAMA BAR & GRILL MURAL 2019
Highway 40 in Brazil has some new artwork. News 10 stopped by the Alabama Bar and Grill on Wednesday. That's where artist Becky Hochhalter wrapped up work on a new mural. It features a vintage Pepsi image. She told us the new mural gives the area a more home-town feel. Hochhalter featured several local schools in her mural.
TRIBUNE-STAR FEATURE - PEPSI/ALABAMA BAR & GRILL MURAL
An eye-catching mural in downtown Brazil received special attention from its creator, sponsor and owner Wednesday along U.S. 40. The exterior brick wall of the Alabama Bar and Grill now displays a Pepsi-themed mural with a 1940s delivery truck, two boys peaking through a fence to watch a baseball game and a man with his dog.
CLABBER GIRL BILLBOARD RESTORATION AT ROSE-HULMAN INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology purchased the historic Clabber Girl sign when it obtained 1,100 acres from the Hulman family in 2017. Artist Becky Hochhalter shows how she brought new life to this iconic Indiana landmark. See the current edition of Echoes at rose-hulman.edu/echoes.
MYWABASHVALLEY | WTWO TV - RESTORING THE CLABBER GIRL BILLBOARD
This week a local artist picked up her paintbrush and began restoring a landmark that’s welcomed people to Terre Haute for decades. Becky Hochhalter is part of the effort to restore the Clabber Girl billboard on U.S. 40 near Rose-Hulman. Now those efforts are hitting a milestone as she begins the repainting process. The billboard is believed to be the oldest in Indiana and one of the first electric billboards in the state.
TRIBUNE-STAR FEATURE - MURAL ILLUMINATES CITY'S MUSICAL HERITAGE
Another colorful piece of Terre Haute’s story will soon be captured on a wall. Some folks dread the thought of reading a social studies book, yet might gaze at an artist’s depiction of history. Terre Haute holds numerous examples — so many that a tour would probably require sturdy walking shoes, a sack lunch and an overnight stay. If such a tour ever occurred, a new downtown mural capturing the city’s musical traditions would likely be a must-see.